Today you are one.
A year ago in this moment we had been in hospital for 2 and a half hours. Induction had started dad and I were playing cards awaiting your arrival. Little did I know I'd have to wait until 11:40pm that night to get to meet you.
The first few months were tough, scratch that beyond tough, but even through all the sleep deprivation and hormones everytime I looked at you this overwhelming burst of love and emotion I'd never felt before helped me push through.
You then grew into a babbling baby, your first smiles and laughs, coos and ahhs, moving around and discovering the world. Your dad and I started to see the amazing woman you were becoming. Your personality shone through from the very beginning.
As soon as you took off crawling there's been no stopping you. Everything needs to be investigated. You turn to us to get us to teach you what things are and what they do. Your determination to learn is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Because of that, your vocab is a full 26 words!! How is that possible!? You are so inquisitive and interested in all of your surroundings.
You are so clever.
You are happy and full of laughs.
You are crazy and weird just like your dad.
You are affectionate and loving.
You bring out the smiles in others even when they don't really feel like smiling.
You are impossible not to love my girl.
Thank you for being so amazing.
Thank you for changing me and helping me grow.
Thank you for baring with me when I really had no fucking clue what I was doing.
Happy birthday my beautiful girl. Continue on doing what you're doing. You're amazing and you are going places!
We love you so so much.
Your overly emotional and public mumma.